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Prince George Nursing Home Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join USW

Workers at Prince George Health Care Center in Georgetown, S.C., have voted by a more than three-to-one margin to become members of the United Steelworkers (USW).

The 88 new USW members at Prince George will join Local 7898, an amalgamated local union that includes hospital workers as well as steelworkers at ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown plant, among others. The nursing home’s secretaries and certified nursing assistants will join the union, as well as workers in the housekeeping, laundry, dietary and maintenance departments.

“South Carolina does not make it easy for people to become union members, but these workers were determined to make positive changes for their patients, their coworkers, and their families,” said James Sanderson, president of USW Local 7898. “They put themselves on the line and won ... more

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